Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 52: Just Ducky

Elise smiles a lot now. :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 50: Fruitti Tutti


When Elise laughed the other day, I thought it might have just been a fluke. Not so! I got her to laugh again last night. She did a better job of it this time, too, and didn't choke on her spit like she did the first time.

She's becoming so alert and involved when she's awake. Its awesome. She still sleeps a lot, but when she's awake she's actually becoming fun to play with. Interactive. I love it!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Days 46, 47, 48 and 49

Rockin' panda socks on 4-23:

Making faces for the camera on 4-24:

A common scene at our house. Elliot is a wonderful daddy and he changes lots of diapers. 4-25:

Sleeping in the morning on 4-26:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 45: Cheese!

I managed to get a picture of Elise smiling at me! Isn't she cute?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 44: Snuggle Bunny

Elise laughed today!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 43: Happy 6 week birthday, Elise!

This is Elise with the midwife who delivered her 6 weeks ago. I had a postpartum check-up today-- I'm healthy and right on target for a good recovery. Yay!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Day 42: Guard Cat

Days 39, 40, and 41

April 16th:

April 17th (you can sort of see her dimples in this picture):

April 18th:

Elise is becoming a lot more alert. She stays awake longer, makes eye contact more often, and is more responsive to other people. Now if she'd just sleep longer during the night...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 35: What Do You Mean "Parachute Pants Are So 1989" ?

In other news:

Congrats to Chris and Jen-- their little boy arrived last night!

If Elliot and I believed in arranged marriages, Elise would be betrothed to Chris and Jen's son, I'm sure. In fact, I have a feeling that Elliot is already planning their wedding, just in case.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 09, 2010

Day 32: Elise Is 1 Month Old Today!

Happy one month birthday, Elise!

She had a well-child check-up today at her doctor's office and she weighed in at 8 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 and 1/4 inches long. She's growing so fast!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Days 28, 29 and 30

For all of you out there who are enjoying Elise's Photo-A-Day postings, I'm finally caught up! Current through today. Yay!

Peeping out of one eye while pretending to sleep, April 5th:

Sleeping in her bassinet on the morning of April 6th:

Just after a bath, April 7th:

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Days 26 and 27

Sleeping in her new bouncy chair, April 3rd:

Daddy dressing Elise on Easter morning, April 4th:

Monday, April 05, 2010

Days 24 and 25

April 1st:

April 2nd:

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Aimee Has Been Adopted

We got a call from Aimee's guardian ad litem recently, a very nice man who was kind enough to let us know that Aimee's adoption has been finalized. Elliot and I are so, so happy for her and her new forever family. We haven't seen Aimee since we did respite care for her last summer, but her guardian ad litem says that she is doing well. We're so happy to have had the opportunity to get to know her and to have been able to help her out on her journey toward finding her forever family.

A happy ending. :)

This is exactly the kind of situation that makes Elliot and me glad that we're foster parents.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Days 21, 22, and 23

Elise and Daddy, March 29th:

March 30th:

Cute smile, March 31st:

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Days 18, 19, and 20

March 26th:

March 27th:

March 28th:

Days 15, 16, 17

March 23rd at Elise's second doctor's appointment. She weighed 7 pounds!

March 24th, with Daddy (and Clotilda in the background):

March 25th with Mommy. She sleeps with her mouth open sometimes.